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  • DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm

    08/04/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | Aug 04, 2014 | Crystal Wright
    Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard me correctly. The DC Police wants to make it even more difficult for people, especially women, in a town where it’s tortuous to purchase a gun to use in self-defense. Recently, US District Judge Frederick J. Schulling Jr. ruled DC’s ban on people carrying guns in public was unconstitutional. Yet, DC...
  • Ignore NRA fantasy world: Good guy with pepper spray stops bad guy with gun

    06/06/2014 5:43:55 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 61 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | 06-06-2014 | Yael T. Abouhalkah
    The gun lovers who preach that arming American citizens to stop even more violence always ignore the fact that Wayne LaPierre was wrong. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” LaPierre, the National Rifle Association’s executive vice president, infamously said after a gunman in 2012 killed 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn. Yet looked what happened Thursday. According to police, a student building monitor named Jon Meis used pepper spray to subdue a shooter who had already killed one student and wounded a couple others at Seattle...
  • Four Charged In Pepper Spray Attack At Cell Phone Store

    05/02/2014 7:55:36 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | April 30, 3014
    CHICAGO (CBS) – Chicago police detectives are trying to determine if four people charged with the robbery Monday of a cell phone store in the north side Edgewater neighborhood are responsible for any similar stickups. Nothing seemed amiss at first when two women walked into the Bestcom Wireless store at 6147 N. Broadway at about 5 p.m. Monday and began discussing the pros and cons of various cell phones and phone packages with the store’s manager. But police said that suddenly, one of the women pulled out pepper spray and used it on the manager.
  • Pepperball Less Lethal Launcher Kits Riots-DHS Again

    10/31/2013 6:10:02 AM PDT · by seeker41 · 28 replies
    FedBizOps ^ | 10/29/13 | fedbizops
    More bizarre ordering courtesy of  DHS. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Approved ICE has a requirement to purchase Less Lethal Launcher Kits for Federal Protective Services (FPS). FPS agents will use the identified kits for training purposes as required by agency policy. This action will be a Firm Fixed-Price Contract with an estimated cost for this acquisition of $498,970.00.
  • No Recourse for Girls Harassed by Transgender Student

    10/13/2013 8:41:07 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 24 replies
    CBNNews.com ^ | October 13, 2013 | CBNNews.com
    The push for radical transgender rights in schools is trumping privacy rights at one Colorado high school. A male student at Florence High School who claims to be a transgender has been harrassing girls in the bathroom. When parents complained, school officials said the boy's rights as a transgender trumped their daughters' privacy rights. As the controversy grew, some students were threatened with being kicked off athletic teams or charged with hate crimes if they continued to voice concerns. The Pacific Justice Institute sent the school a letter warning against squelching privacy rights. "We're not going to stand by and...
  • O.C. Deputy Charged with Pepper Spraying Teen's Pizza

    08/03/2013 8:06:41 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 15 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 2, 2013 | Anh Do
    A sheriff's deputy in Orange County will be arraigned Monday for allegedly pepper-spraying a teenager's pizza during a traffic stop. The teen, authorities said, and a group of friends later became sick after eating the pepper-spray tainted pizza. Authorities charged Juan Tavera, 30, with one misdemeanor count of assault or battery by a public officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail, according to the Orange County district attorney's office.
  • UC Motto Should Be: Where's Mine?

    08/01/2013 1:45:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    John Pike -- the University of California, Davis police lieutenant whom the university fired for pepper spraying Occupy protesters Nov. 18, 2011 -- has filed a workers' compensation claim based on a "psychiatric injury." UC should change its motto from "Fiat lux" ("Let there be light") to "Fiat meum" ("Where's mine?"). The protesters got theirs when they sued the University of Deep Pockets. Ironically, they were protesting rising tuition while telling themselves they were underdogs who courageously stood up to authority. Please, their demands for more state money were in perfect harmony with the aspirations of UC brass. Protesters set...
  • TSA agent accidentally pepper sprays fellow agents

    03/29/2013 11:43:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 36 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/28/13 | Claudine Zap
    An incident that reportedly led a TSA agent to accidentally shoot five fellow employees with pepper spray left Kennedy International Airport with mud in its eye.According to the New York Post, the stinging substance that is meant to be aimed at the face, and can cause major eye irritation, sent all six airport security screeners to the hospital.The Post reports: The agent, Chris Yves Dabel, discovered the device at the Terminal 2 security checkpoint and tried to determine if it was real, a source told The Post.He told Port Authority cops that he “found the canister on the floor and...
  • Breaking, video: Abortion clinic security guard pepper-sprays pro-lifers

    01/23/2013 3:19:14 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | Jill Stanek
    This morning pro-lifers were singing and praying in front of Mississippi’s lone remaining abortion clinic when a security guard pepper-sprayed three of them in the face. The aggressor was Roy Benjamin, a private, armed security guard who works for Jackson Women’s Health Organization, in Jackson. Clinic staff had placed an oscillating sprinkler on the public sidewalk to spray pro-lifers (also blocking the entrance to patrons). Benjamin apparently became incensed after 15-yr-old Jim Zastrow put his shoe over the oscillator to keep it from spraying his father Cal, who was witnessing to mothers and staff on the public sidewalk next to...
  • Lakers fan allegedly attacks Jazz fans with pepper spray

    11/08/2012 12:24:44 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 8, 2012 | Eric Pincus
    A Lakers fan attacked a pair of Utah Jazz fans with a can of pepper spray after the game Wednesday night, according to Janelle Stecklein of the Salt Lake Tribune. At some point during the Lakers' 95-86 loss to the Jazz, two Lakers fans were thrown out of the game after a confrontation developed from "trash talking" with a pair of Jazz fans.
  • Pepper-spraying California taxpayers

    09/30/2012 6:26:57 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 9/30/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    UC has reached a $1 million settlement with UC Davis students who were pepper sprayed at an Occupy-inspired Nov. 18 demonstration to protest rising tuition. UC will pay student plaintiffs $30,000 each, and the ACLU will pocket up to $250,000. Everything that is wrong in California resides in this story. For $30,000, I'll get pepper sprayed. Students think tuition costs too much, so what do they do? Sue the university - it has deep pockets. This episode began because students know that if they stood around smoking pot and demanding more money from Sacramento, the administration would be tickled pink....
  • UC to pay nearly $1 million in UC Davis pepper-spray settlement

    09/26/2012 3:46:29 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 16 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-26-12 | la times
    The University of California will pay damages of $30,000 to each of the 21 UC Davis students and alumni who were pepper-sprayed by campus police during an otherwise peaceful protest 10 months ago, the university system announced Wednesday. The agreement, which must still be approved in federal court, also calls for UC to pay a total of $250,000 to the plaintiffs’ attorneys and set aside a maximum of $100,000 to pay up to $20,000 to any other individuals who join the class-action lawsuit by proving they were either arrested or directly pepper-sprayed, a university statement said. A video released online,...
  • UC to pay $1 million to pepper-sprayed Occupy protesters

    09/26/2012 1:18:31 PM PDT · by South40 · 25 replies
    Orange County Register (AP) ^ | 9/26/2012 | TERENCE CHEA (AP)
    SAN FRANCISCO – The University of California has agreed to pay $1 million to settle a lawsuit filed by demonstrators who were pepper-sprayed during an Occupy protest at UC Davis last fall, according to a preliminary settlement filed Wednesday. The Nov. 18, 2011, incident prompted national outrage, angry campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after online videos shot by witnesses went viral.
  • Pepper-spraying campus police won't face charges

    09/19/2012 9:58:01 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2012, 12:10 AM EDT | unattributed
    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- The University of California, Davis police officers who doused students and alumni with pepper spray during a campus protest last November won't face criminal charges, prosecutors said Wednesday. The chemical crackdown prompted widespread condemnation, campus protests and calls for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Katehi after videos shot by witnesses were widely played online. Images of an officer casually spraying orange pepper-spray in the faces of nonviolent protesters became a rallying point for the Occupy Wall Street movement. But the Yolo County District Attorney's office said in a statement that there was insufficient evidence to prove...
  • Seattle woman attacked by bear near Tangle Lakes

    08/28/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    newsminer.com ^ | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS — A Seattle woman working for a Canadian mining company was attacked and bitten in the hand by a grizzly bear about 20 miles north of the Denali Highway near Tangle Lakes on Sunday. Julia Stafford, 20, and a male co-worker she knows only as Kerry, were collecting rock samples in the rain when they encountered the bear in a foggy ravine about 1:30 p.m. “The bear sort of walked out of the fog and it had two cubs with it,” Stafford said by phone Monday from her bed at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where she was being treated for...
  • Line-cutting fight prompted fatal Rite Aid shooting(VA)

    08/18/2012 3:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 98 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | 18 August, 2012 | Patrick Wilson
    Bernell Benn said he was simply in line at a Rite Aid pharmacy Thursday afternoon to pick up his medicine. He was chatting on the phone with his mother when he noticed that a man had cut in front of him. What happened next at the store in the 3600 block of Tidewater Drive is in dispute. Benn, in a jailhouse interview, said he was defending himself when he fatally shot that man in a gunfight. "I came to the store just to get my medicine," said Benn, who was crying as he was led into the interview at Norfolk...
  • Knife-wielding man gunned down by cops in Times Square

    08/12/2012 4:28:33 AM PDT · by raybbr · 86 replies
    NYPost.com ^ | 8/12/21012 | LARRY CELONA, AARON FEIS and ANNIE KARNI
    Cops shot a knife-wielding maniac dead on a packed Midtown street yesterday after several officers drew their weapons and chased him at gunpoint through Times Square. “Shoot me! Shoot me!” the armed madman shouted at a crowd of more than 20 cops, who had followed him for several blocks and blasted him with pepper spray before cornering him on Seventh Avenue near West 38th Street, according to witness Robert James. The furious 51-year-old finally lunged at the officers with his 11-inch butcher knife, leading two cops to blast him in the torso, groin and arms at about 3 p.m., police...
  • LAW ENFORCEMENT: Mind-numbing protests meet pepper spray

    04/15/2012 5:56:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/14/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    You have to really work at it to get arrested at a University of California campus protest. University administrators look at protest as part of the education process - and they frequently issue memos stating how much they agree with left-wing causes. Administrators don't want campus police to arrest students - especially students who attend demonstrations against state cuts to higher education. Thus students have had to ramp up dissident behavior if they want to be handcuffed and detained. Campus activists have begun to follow Occupy Wall Street's lead and set up tents to create illegal encampments. When campus police...
  • Which is worse — pepper spray or ignorance?

    04/14/2012 1:28:13 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 4/14/4 | Debra J. Saunders
    My Sunday column is on the Reynoso report on the UC Davis pepper spray incident. You can read the Reynoso report here. . . . The Reynoso report confirms some of the CAS findings. A professor offers extra credit to students who attend the Occupy UCD rally and write a report on it. Another professor tells students they are the law. The problem with professors who see it as their job to promote “social justice,” is they’ve forgotten that their job is to educate.
  • Calif. university backs chancellor's leadership {UC Davis }

    02/17/2012 11:11:49 PM PST · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/17/12 | TERENCE CHEA
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Faculty members at a California university where campus police pepper-sprayed a group of peaceful Occupy protesters have voted against a motion that would have expressed a lack of confidence in the ability of the school's chancellor to lead the campus, university officials said Friday. Members of the University of California, Davis Academic Senate had two weeks to vote on a motion that would have expressed "no-confidence" in Chancellor Linda Katehi's leadership after the widely condemned pepper-spray incident. The final tally showed faculty members voted 697-312 against the motion, officials said.
  • Catwoman Speaks Out About Pepper Spray Incident In Front Of Kodak Theatre

    02/04/2012 8:18:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 45 replies
    CBS) ^ | February 3, 2012 10:00 PM | Jeff Nguyen
    A woman dressed as Catwoman on Hollywood Boulevard is speaking out Friday after a pepper spray incident. Her name is Lydia and she tells CBS2′s Jeff Nguyen that she unleashed a canister of pepper spray Thursday night when she got into a scuffle with a character dressed as Captain Jack Sparrow. According to Lydia, the Sparrow impersonator and his friend were harassing her for hours. “And they were out of control… drunk out here,” she says. The incident in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard was witnessed by several people. Lydia says the men bumped into her and tourists and...
  • Black Friday Pepper Sprayer Elizabeth Macias Threatens to Sue Walmart

    12/10/2011 2:39:27 PM PST · by Melissa 24 · 21 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | Dec. 10, 2011 | Katti Gray
    A California woman who won't face felony charges for pepper spraying Black Friday Walmart shoppers is considering a lawsuit claiming that the national retailer didn't provide enough security for the post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. Elizabeth Macias, 32, said she fired the stinging spray after shoppers attacked her two teenage children as they tried to obtain X-Box video game consoles for purchase, attorney Michael Champ, Macias' lawyer, told CBS News' Los Angeles station KCBS Friday
  • Black Friday pepper spray suspect surrenders in LA

    11/26/2011 9:50:15 PM PST · by SmithL · 21 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/26/11 | JOHN ROGERS, Associated Press
    A woman suspected of showering Black Friday shoppers with pepper spray surrendered to authorities but was released pending further investigation after she refused to discuss the incident, police said Saturday. The woman, whose name was not released, is suspected of firing pepper spray into a crowd in order to clear a path to a crate of Xbox video game players that were being unwrapped late Thanksgiving night at a Walmart in the upscale Porter Ranch section of the San Fernando Valley. The suspect got away in the confusion, and it was not known if she bought one of the Xboxes....
  • UC Davis Student Admits Protesters Surrounded Cops and Wouldn't Let Them Leave

    As Occupy-loving media continue to express outrage over protesters getting pepper-sprayed by campus police officers at the University of California at Davis last week, a surprising admission by one of the attendees was uncovered in an interview Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman did Monday. One of the pepper-sprayed students told Goodman, "We had encircled them [campus police], and they were trying to leave, and they were trying to clear a path. And so, we sat down, linked arms, and said that if they wanted to clear the path, they would have to go through us" (video follows with transcript and commentary):
  • UC-D’s Morally Bankrupt “Kent State” Moment

    11/23/2011 11:01:39 AM PST · by Stoutcat · 16 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 11-23-11 | Stoutcat
    We’ve all seen the video: The Man (in the form of local police) pepper spraying a long line of apparently peaceful “Occupy” protesters on the campus of University of California-Davis. Of course, you can always count on the usual suspects (in this case, Joy Behar and her Weird Sisters of The View) to leap to a grossly overstated moral equivalence: “A lot of people watching are too young to remember Kent State in this country, where the police shot a couple of students,” observed Behar. “It’s outrageous, this type of behavior cannot be tolerated by the police!” Right. Useful-idiot college...
  • Pouncing on Pepper Spray

    11/23/2011 4:31:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Brent Bozell
    After the national media spent the month of October chronicling the "historic" Occupy Wall Street protesters in what Diane Sawyer bizarrely blurted out as happening in "more than 1,000 countries," the myth began to melt. Democratic mayors (and even liberal New York mayor Michael Bloomberg) tired of the nonsense and decided to clear the dirty encampments. After having spilled barrels of supportive ink, The Washington Post wondered on the front page if it was an "occupation or an infestation." The Occupying Rabble needed a boost, and they got it with the story of campus police pepper spraying protesters at the...
  • It Figures… UC Davis Students AGREED to Be Pepper Sprayed Before Incident (Video)

    11/22/2011 8:51:13 PM PST · by Qbert · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22, 2011 | Jim Hoft
    <p>The UC Davis students who were holding the illegal protest on campus last weekend were warned that they would be pepper sprayed by the campus police. Not only that… But you can see in the video below that the students AGREED in the video to be pepper sprayed.</p>
  • UC Davis police chief on leave after pepper spraying

    11/21/2011 7:19:52 AM PST · by Skeez · 21 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | 11/21/2011 | Jason Dearen
    he president of the University of California system said he was "appalled" at images of protesters being doused with pepper spray and plans an assessment of law enforcement procedures on all 10 campuses, as two police officers and the police chief were placed on administrative leave. "Free speech is part of the DNA of this university, and non-violent protest has long been central to our history," UC President Mark G. Yudof said in a statement Sunday in response to the spraying of students sitting passively at UC Davis. "It is a value we must protect with vigilance." Yudof said it...
  • Officers in pepper spray incident placed on leave

    11/20/2011 1:23:29 PM PST · by trumandogz · 111 replies
    AP via yahoo ^ | 11.20.11 | JASON DEAREN
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two University of California, Davis police officers involved in the pepper spraying of seated protesters were placed on administrative leave Sunday, as the school's chancellor accelerated an investigation of the incident and made plans to meet with protesters amid calls for her resignation.
  • Occupy’s 84-year-old pepper spray victim: Is this the most iconic image of the movement?

    11/17/2011 8:55:38 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 66 replies
    Washing Post ^ | 11/16/2011 | Maura Judkis
    When Occupy marched in downtown Seattle on Tuesday night, a priest, a pregnant teenager and an 84-year-old community activist were doused in pepper spray. Although there have been many striking images of violence and peace in Occupy encampments, and many faces of the movement, none may be as immediately striking as this image of Dorli Rainey, taken by Joshua Trujillo.Seattle activist Dorli Rainey, 84, reacts after being hit with pepper spray during an Occupy Seattle protest on Nov. 15 at Westlake Park in Seattle. (Joshua Trujillo - AP) Rainey’s direct gaze at the camera as her face drips with pepper...
  • Check Pepper Spray or Buy New?

    07/21/2011 7:28:45 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 24 replies
    7/21/2011 | Oshkalaboomboom
    We are taking a trip to Vegas. I'm a bit concerned about the crime rate there so I'd like to bring my Kimber Pepper Blaster with me. It's not a gun but it's better than nothing. I've read that it's legal to check pepper spray in your luggage but I was wondering if it would be less of a hassle to just buy another one when I get to Vegas. Opinions?
  • Misbehaving Boy, 8, Pepper Sprayed By Police

    04/05/2011 1:37:34 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 129 replies
    NBCActionNews ^ | 4/5/2011 | Stephanie Liebergen
    LAKEWOOD, Colorado - A police spokesman said officers made “not only the right choice, they made a great choice” in pepper-spraying an 8-year-old boy because of a temper tantrum. The police were called to Glennon Heights Elementary on Feb. 22 because of the second grader’s violent temper. The police report says 8-year-old Aiden was “climbing the cart and spitting at teachers. He also broke wood trim off the walls and was trying to stab teachers with it.” The report continues, saying Aiden was holding something that looked like a sharpened stick and he screamed, “Get away from me you f---ers.”...
  • The best brand of Pepper Spray? (vanity)

    03/26/2011 8:14:12 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 25 replies
    A post by marktwain started a discussion about pepper spray and the like. Any brands out there that you'd care to recommend? Any brands to avoid?
  • He Picked on the Wrong Chick(FL)

    03/26/2011 6:24:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 72 replies
    naplesnews.com ^ | 25 March, 2011 | J. Patrick Buckley
    Sometimes when you are working on a project you sit back holding your spray can and realize while you've done some good work, it just needs another coat. It was a Friday night, shortly after 10:00 p.m.; I was sitting in the family room with my wife watching a TV program about a mathematician that helps the FBI solve crimes. The phone rang; there was a young woman on the other side that was clearly in distress. With a pen and pad in hand I started taking notes on what had occurred. When my telephone goes off in the late...
  • LAPD reviews officer actions after wild chase (Moron threatens cops)

    08/12/2010 3:49:09 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | Aug 12, 2010 | Unknown - AP
    Police say a man walked into the LAPD's Southwest Area station Thursday afternoon, threatened to kill the desk officers and then drove away.
  • Pawt. man due in Puerto Rican court (New blackout begins on Jet Blue boxcutter, stun gun suspect)

    05/22/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies · 421+ views
    WPRI ^ | 5/21/10 | Tim O'Coin
    A Pawtucket man accused of trying to bring weapons on board an airliner in Puerto Rico is due in court Friday. Jose Pol was scheduled to go before a judge for a bail and defender hearing. Federal authorities say Pol, 59, tried to board a Boston-bound Jet Blue flight on Monday with the weapons . He was stopped at a security checkpoint; TSA officials said they found box cutters, a switchblade, and a stun gun in his carry-on luggage.
  • Man caught boarding plane with weapons

    05/19/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT · by cll · 42 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/19/2010 | AP
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- U.S. authorities have charged a man with attempting to board a flight from Puerto Rico with weapons including a stun gun, a switchblade knife and four box cutters. ~ snip ~ Pol was scheduled to take a JetBlue flight to Boston when he was arrested on Monday. In addition to the knives agents found pepper spray and a flight simulator program in his luggage.
  • Portland police officer accidentally sprayed burning man with pepper spray (Fur protester)

    01/28/2010 11:53:44 PM PST · by tlb · 44 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 28, 2010 | Andrew Scoggin
    A Portland police officer accidentally used pepper spray instead of a fire extinguisher on a man who lit himself on fire downtown near a fur store Wednesday. When the officer went to get a fire extinguisher out of the trunk of her patrol car, she accidentally grabbed a large can of pepper spray used in riot control. Sizer said the pepper spray cans are red like a fire extinguisher. Kim Kosmas of the Fire Bureau said the spray "didn't have any additional reaction with him already being on fire." "I have never heard of a situation like this," Sizer said....
  • Pepper spray possession lands man in jail on felony

    by JASON WHITELY / WFAA-TV Posted on November 20, 2009 at 12:56 AM WYLIE - A canister of pepper spray is now at the center of a Wylie dispute after a North Texas man found out what most people don't know, anyone who carries it can face a felony. Jason Simpkins admitted he looked suspicious when a Wylie officer stopped him while he was driving his truck with a jet ski inside his lawn mowing trailer. It happened early on the morning of August 22. "I didn't have a problem with it at first," Simpkins said. "I gave him my...
  • Code Pink Website Officially Calls for BUSTING Tea Parties

    04/13/2009 5:30:36 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 40 replies · 1,829+ views
    Code Pink ^ | April 13, 2009 | Code Pink
    Code Pink Website Officially Calls for BUSTING Tea Parties http://www.codepinkalert.org/calendar.php?id=2948 From Code Pink Website: Santa Monica Tea Party Wednesday, April 15th 2009 4:00--5:00 PM Santa Monica, CA The Santa Monica Tea Party of 2009 and Tea Parties all across America are being organized by friends of Rush Limbaugh and Bill O'Reilly, all about getting less funding for government. Let's show up with a better message: STOP funding wars and Wall Street, and start funding the needs of the people-- health care, education, and a green economy. Join us as we crash their party. Location: Santa Monica Pier 100 Colorado Ave....
  • Aggressive bear shot in Denali National Park and Preserve

    07/08/2008 12:55:40 PM PDT · by george76 · 65 replies · 289+ views
    An aggressive black bear was shot and killed in a remote section of Denali National Park by park staffers on July 4... The black bear had threatened the life and safety of three park employees ... Three seasonal National Park Service technicians were conducting a botany field study along the remote river when a sub-adult black bear approached their camp ... The three tried to scare it away by yelling, waving their arms and throwing objects at the bear. After being chased off into dense brush, the bear circled back to the camp three or four times. At one point,...
  • Man Who Fell Off Couch Laughing at TV Show Ends Up Pepper Sprayed, Arrested

    06/12/2008 3:21:58 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 30 replies · 766+ views
    FOX News ^ | June 11, 2008 | Staff
    A British man who was so amused with BBC1’s "Have I Got News for You" that he fell off his couch in a fit of laughter was not so happy when it got him arrested and pepper sprayed. Christopher Cocker, 36, collapsed on the floor after laughing at a joke on TV, but his neighbor who heard the thud thought something bad had happened and called the police, the Daily Mail reported on Wednesday. According to police, Cocker initially was cooperative but quickly became "aggressive" when asked his name and personal information. Cocker tried to shut his door on the...
  • BYU study shows bear pepper spray a viable alternative to guns for deterring bears

    03/25/2008 2:46:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 79 replies · 2,229+ views
    Brigham Young University ^ | March 25, 2008 | Unknown
    BYU bear biologist Thomas S. Smith published a study on the effectiveness of bear spray for deterring aggressive bears. Here he is pictured with an unconscious "mother" polar bear - "If she were conscious, she'd be holding me," Smith said. Also found spray residue actually attracts bearsHikers and campers venturing into bear country this spring may be safer armed with 8-ounce cans of bear pepper spray than with guns, according to a new study led by a Brigham Young University bear biologist. Thomas S. Smith, associate professor of wildlife science, has conducted field work among bears for 16 years and...
  • Police Use Pepper Spray on Fans at Australian Open After Racial Slur Allegations

    01/18/2008 10:54:15 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 24 replies · 147+ views
    FOX News ^ | January 16, 2008 | Staff
    The Australian Open erupted in ugly violence last night as police doused tennis fans with capsicum spray. Panic gripped Margaret Court Arena as spectators gasped for air after coming into contact with the spray. Many ran for the exits and the match had to be stopped. Police used the spray to try to subdue fans of Greek player Konstantinos Economidis who became upset when police tried to evict members of their cheer squad. Police believed they were leading racial chanting against Chile's Fernando Gonzalez. Women and children were also hit by the spray. One woman said she had suffered an...
  • 14 D.C. Students Hospitalized With Respiratory Problems

    09/25/2007 7:46:23 PM PDT · by RDTF · 10 replies · 75+ views
    NBC 4 DC ^ | Sept 25, 2007 | Not specified
    WASHINGTON -- D.C. fire officials are investigating a hazardous material situation at an elementary school. Authorities were called to Walker-Jones Elementary School at 100 L St. in Northwest just before 10 a.m. on Tuesday in response to a report of a chemical odor in the building. Officials said that upon arriving, they found some kids complaining of respiratory problems and called for hazmat units. Fire Department spokesman Alan Etter said that 14 children and one faculty member were transported to a local hospital for respiratory irritation. None of the injuries is believed to be life-threatening. Officials said a pepper-spray type...
  • Mystery Substance Sickens 30 At Wal-Mart, Prompts Evacuation Of 700

    01/04/2007 12:53:12 PM PST · by Cagey · 26 replies · 1,134+ views
    WKMG TV NEWS ^ | 1-4-2007
    SUMMERFIELD, Fla. -- Children squirting pepper spray in a Wal-Mart store in Marion County may have caused 30 people to become violently ill and prompted the evacuation of nearly 700 customers and employees, according to Marion County officials. A 911 call was made by a Wal-Mart manager Wednesday afternoon after he noticed many people coughing and choking in the store. The same manager also reported that a similar incident occurred Tuesday night during the call. When emergency workers arrived, several people reported having trouble breathing and the number quickly escalated. Eight people were transported to hospitals for evaluation and many...
  • Resort Town Gives Away Pepper Spray After Assaults ( Crested Butte )

    10/14/2006 2:26:34 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 436+ views
    The resort town of Mount Crested Butte is giving away free pepper spray after several women reported being assaulted. Police spokeswoman Julia Shirk said 200 spray key chains were ordered and about 30 women have come by to pick one up. Shirk said that even though it is a small town, people feel safer carrying the pepper spray, especially with the ski season approaching and thousand of out-of-towners will be visiting.
  • Chilie (peppers) aid Sumatra jail break

    08/22/2006 2:29:07 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 9 replies · 567+ views
    BBC News ^ | 08/22/06 | BBC News
    Eighteen Indonesian prisoners broke out of jail using an unusual weapon - the chilli pepper. Prisoners at Pematang Sinatar jail in Sumatra mixed hot chillies with water in plastic bottles to spray at guards. The fiery liquid temporarily blinded the guards, allowing prisoners to grab their keys and make the break for freedom. Sixteen of the inmates had now been recaptured, a police official said, but two were still on the run. The men were meant to be on their way to breakfast but instead stormed the prison gate, Detective Den Martin told the Associated Press news agency. They were...
  • Fla. Officer Apologizes for Comments

    08/09/2006 7:11:51 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 892+ views
    AP ^ | 8/9/6
    Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - A high-ranking sheriff's officer apologized Wednesday for insensitive comments he and other officers made about demonstrators after a free speech summit in 2003 in Miami. The comments wound up in a police-training video produced a day later. The video shows Maj. John Brooks and other officers praising each other for shooting protesters with rubber bullets. "Looking back at the tape, in hindsight, I shouldn't have said those things," Brooks said in a report published Wednesday night on The Miami Herald's Web site. Broward County Sheriff's officials said no one would face disciplinary action in connection with...
  • Anti-War Protesters Pepper Sprayed at Port of Olympia

    05/30/2006 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 60 replies · 1,266+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2006 | AP
    OLYMPIA, Washington — Police fired pepper spray as about 150 anti-war protesters tried to enter the Port of Olympia as part of ongoing demonstrations against the shipment of Army equipment to Iraq. Protesters chanted "Out of Olympia, Out of Iraq" as they rocked a chain-link gate to the port late Monday, and at least three tried to use wooden boards to pry the gate open, The Olympian newspaper reported. A 50-ton piece of equipment was moved to reinforce the gate on the other side. Police and sheriff's deputies clad in riot gear fired at least four rounds of pepper spray...